DIY: Apple 'N' Cinnamon Facemask

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DIY: Apple 'N' Cinnamon Facemask

While I love slathering my mush with a bounty of fancy face masks, there's something about whipping up my own cosmetic concoction, that I love; presumably due to my enchantment with all things edible and their effects. Today I'll be sharing the recipe for my pore purifying, skin sloughing, bacteria blasting miracle mask - perfect for oily skinned owners, prone to blemishes and uneven skin tone. 

The ingredients for this recipe cost no more than £7.00 - not bad, huh?! Especially when you consider how many batches that'll provide you with. Furthermore, you're likely to have most of these things in your store cupboard. 

What you will need:
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of oats 

Like honey, cinnamon has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties; aiding the reduction of inflammation and inhibiting micro-organism (bacteria, to you and I) growth. The AHA's (Alpha Hydroxyl Acids) found in apple cider vinegar help to remove debris from the pores and dissolve dead skin cells. Additionally, it treats blemishes, minimizes the appearance of pores and restores the skin' natural pH balance. Oatmeal absorbs and removes excess oil and exfoliates dead skin cells. 

Method
Whizz the oats up in a food processor until they're almost a sawdust-like consistency. This step isn't compulsory, but it will ensure the mask doesn't fall swiftly from your face; creating a Mrs Doubtfire type situation. Combine the honey, cinnamon and vinegar in a small bowl, ensuring to adequately bind all of the ingredients together. If you have particularly sensitive skin, you may wish to reduce the quantity of apple cider vinegar slightly. Pour in the ground oats, give it a good stir and you're done. Simple, right? If the consistency isn't as thick as you'd like, just add in more oats. 

Applying this mask with fingers is best; it really helps to melt the product in to the skin. Leave it on for around 5-10 minutes, before rinsing clean with warm water. I like to give the mixture a little massage around my mug before completely rinsing; the oats make for a lovely, gentle exfoliant. 

Et voilà, clarified, smooth, comforted skin!

Do you have any DIY recipes? 

Love,

 


Poppy

Comments

Guest:

This sounds amazing and so simple to make - will definitely be giving this a go this weekend!
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francesca.louise:

When I saw this post I thought it was going to be harder to make, but I was pleasantly surprised! Lovely post!

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Frankie CH:

Not going to lie, this looks good enough to eat! Very simple to make - love it :)

Frankie x
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Sophia Meola:

Ohh i would love to give this a try! I am really loving experimenting with skincare and finding the right products for me. This would be perfect for a girlie pamper evening :D it also looks pretty much good enough to eat :P

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Poppy:

Me too and it's so simple :) it smells good enough to eat too ;) x

Poppy:

It smells good enough to eat too!! :) x

Poppy:

It's super easy, all natural and perfect for when you're awaiting pay day! ;) Thank you x

Poppy:

Thank you so much, Daniela! Did you try the mask? If you do, you'll have to let me know what you think of it! :) Congratulations on exceeding 200 followers :) x

Allie:

This is amazing, plus I guess it smells amazing too. I'll definitely be giving this a try :)

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Antoinette Pepe:

Right, I'm doing this mask today.

I can image its nice scent!

Ah!

Lots of love,

A.
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